Richmond Beach Library
Library Collections & Services
The Richmond Beach Library serves the Richmond Beach community and the surrounding area. The library collection includes a variety of materials: books, videos, books on tape and CD, CDs, DVDs, newspapers, magazines, comics, and CD-ROMs.
Special collections in the library include Choice Reads which are new paperback books, children’s Folk and Fairy Tales, Large Print books, Consumer Information, City of Shoreline documents, board games, a beginning readers collection for children, materials in languages other than English, community information in the lobby, and attractive book displays on a variety of topics.
Richmond Beach Library is fully accessible, and has extraordinary public art on display inside and outside the library.
The Richmond Beach Library has over 10 public access computers that offer Web access and Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Publisher. These computers are available for 120 minutes per day with limited free printing to individuals with a King County Library System library card. Additional computers in the library offer exclusive access to the library catalog and to all of the many KCLS databases. Librarians are available to help individuals use these resources. Patrons may reserve an internet computer by calling the library, 206-546-3522, or using the online Reserve a PC page from the KCLS website. There is a 10 minute grace period for reservations.
The Richmond Beach Library offers a wireless connection to our server for persons with laptops and other wireless devices.
Richmond Beach Library offers free beginning and intermediate computer classes on the Internet, Microsoft Word, and more. The schedule varies from month to month. Inquire at the Information Desk for dates and times or check the website.
The Richmond Beach Library offers programs for all ages, preschoolers, children, young adults and adults throughout the year. For information on current programs simply call 206-546-3522.
Our children’s collection also includes many non-fiction books, books about real things to help you with homework, or if you are just curious!
For parents and caregivers, the Richmond Beach library offers resources on parenting, home-school materials, reading lists to help you in selecting books for your child, a Child Care listings notebook, Accelerated Reading lists, and more.
Our children’s area features one filtered Internet computers. Try out our web page for some great links to fun and informative sites for kids!
The children’s librarians offer story times for babies and children aged 1 - 6 and their caregivers. They will schedule special story times for day cares and for preschools and offer library tours for school groups by appointment. Other free activities include performers and workshops that are fun for kids. For a current schedule of programs call 206-546-3522.
Services for Teens
Richmond Beach Library has a special section for Young Adults (aged 12-18). Library materials include fiction and non-fiction books, paperbacks, magazines, Comics, books on tape and CD and Graphic Novels. Reading recommendations by peers and librarians are available. Volunteer opportunities for community service requirements are plentiful! Stop in and see what’s new.
(Free Homework Help)
Need homework help? Get it at the library! Volunteers will be on hand to help students with their homework. No registration required.
Come to our free English conversation group! Practice speaking English in a fun, casual environment. No registration required. Come by yourself, or bring a friend!
The Richmond Beach Library has one free meeting room. The room accommodates approximately 97 people. The meeting room can be scheduled, by members of the public who comply with our meeting room policy, up to twice a month and up to three months in advance.
Friends of Richmond Beach Library
The Friends of Richmond Beach Library is a not-for-profit group whose members provide invaluable support for the Richmond Beach Library through volunteering, fund-raising, and sponsorship of library programs and activities. The Friends sponsor a large annual Art Sale in the spring as their primary means of providing the library with items it could not ordinarily afford. New members are always welcome! Stop by the Library to pick up a membership form.
October 10, 2012